How to Make a Halloween Garland

You will need:
Orange Wool
Green Wool
Googley Eyes
Green Pipe Cleaners
Pom Pom Maker

Step 1 – Get your pom pom maker ready by folding out the arms. Begin with the green wool and wrap this around one quarter of the pom pom maker. Wrap until you have built up a thick layer of green, leave a length of wool and cut

Step 2 – Take the orange wool and wrap around the remaining area of the pom pom maker until full and then close the arms into the pom pom maker.  Make sure you wrap around  enough wool to make the pom pom nice and fluffy!

Step 3 – With the same bit of wool wrap around the other leg of the pom pom maker until nice and full. Leave a length of wool and cut then close the arm into the pom pom maker.

Step 4 – Now take your scissors and cut down the middle of each arm, this will split the wool in half.

Step 5 – With the pom pom maker still closed, cut a length of wool and run it through the gaps in the arms. Pull very tight and tie with a double knot.

Step 6 – Fold back the arms of the pom pom maker, then pull apart. Your pom pom will be complete!

Step 7 – Fluff the pom pom up and trim any longer ends. Get your googley eyes and stick onto the pom pom.

Step 8 – Cut a small bit of the green pipe cleaner and glue into the top of your pumpkin to make its stalk.

Step 9 – Take a long length of wool, tie a loop at one end and thread you needle with it. Carefully push the needle through the centres of the pom poms so the wool runs right through the middle. Remove the needle from the end of the wool and tie another loop.

Latest News

All News

Frequently Asked Questions – Victorian Christmas

When does the event run? The event runs Thursday 24 – 27November and Thursday 1 – Sunday 4 December.  Guided tours run every 15 minutes through the day between 11am – 5pm. How long do tours last? Tours last around 45 minutes and are led by one of our Castle guides who are in costume […]

Frequently asked questions for the Pride & Prejudice

Thursday 11th August 2022 When is the event?It takes place on Thursday 11 August 2022 in the Castle grounds, between 7:30pm – 9.30pm (approximate finish). When do the gates open?The gates open at 6:30pm for you to get into the grounds. Can I buy tickets on arrival?Limited Tickets will be available on a arrival. Do […]

Gardening with Dean: How we plant our salad seeds ready for summer

Step by step guide on how we plant our salad seeds at Rockingham, ready to be enjoyed throughout the summer

Rockingham Castle COVID-19 update: Monday 19th July 2021

With restrictions being lifted across England from today, everyone here at Rockingham Castle is looking forward to gradually welcoming more visitors.

Frequently Asked Questions for the Rockingham Castle Food & Drink Fair

16th & 17th July 2022 When are you open? The Food fair is open on Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th  July. You need to pre-book your tickets through our website where you will select an entry time, either 11am, 12noon or 1pm.  These time slots are in place to spread visitors out through the day […]

Rockingham Castle Receives Support from the Culture Recovery Fund Round Two.

Rockingham Castle in one of over 2,700 arts, culture, heritage organisations to receive support from the Culture Recovery Fund Round Two.

Rockingham Castle receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

Rockingham Castle is one of 445 heritage organisations set to receive a lifesaving financial boost from the government.

Looking back over 2019

Rockingham Castle is celebrating a successful year after hosting many high-profile events.

Victorian Christmas success

Positive comments from visitors at Rockingham Castle’s sell-out Victorian Christmas event have been flooding in.